Roland A. Hester, IV, M.D.

General Orthopaedics

Specialized Surgeries/Interests

MAKO Robotic Total Knee Replacements

Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy

Hand surgeries


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Medical School

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


The Joint Center of Alabama, Montgomery Surgical Center

Honors and Awards

President of the Montgomery Surgical Society (2019-present)

Dr. Hester graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then graduated from Medical School at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was a Justin Potter Scholar, recipient of the Kaufman Prize in Medicine, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national honor society for medicine. Dr. Hester completed his internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Hester is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Montgomery Campus.

Dr. Hester is from Montgomery, Alabama. He is married to Lee Ann, and they have three children- Ann, Catherine, and Will. In Dr. Hester’s free time he enjoys reading and all outdoor activities. He has served as an Elder and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Dr. Hester was also named 2009 Montgomery Man of the Year by the YMCA, and Outstanding Eagle Scout by the National Eagle Scout Society.


Meet Dr. Hester


  • Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine
  • Preceptor UAB Family Medicine Residency Program
  • President, Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Baptist Medical Center South Chief of Surgery 2009-2011
  • Montgomery Surgical Center Board Member


  • Diamond, M.P., Shah, D. Hester, R.A., Vaughn, W.K., and Boehm, F.J.; Complication of Insulin Dependent Diabetic Pregnancies by Preclampsia and / or Chronic Hypertension: An Analysis of Outcome. American Journal of Perinatology, October 1985.
  • Hester, R.A., Nelson, C.L.: Current Concepts Review: Methods to Reduce Intraoperative Transmission of Blood-Born Disease. J. Bone and Joint Surgery, 73-A: 1108-1111, August 1991.
  • Hester, R.S., Nelson, C.L., Harrison, S.: Control of contamination of the operative team in total joint arthroplasty., J. Arthrop 7:267, September 1992.
  • Hester, R.S., Nelson, C.L., Harrison, S.: Control of Intraoperative Contamination of the Operative Team in Total Joint Arthroplasty, Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, March 1990.
  • Hester, R.A., and Aronson, J.: Treatment of Massive Osteomyelitis by Subperiosteal Resection and Quantitative CT. Arkansas


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alabama State Orthopaedic Society
  • Montgomery County Medical Association
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society 
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons